Ciaran O’Driscoll

was born in Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 1943, and presently lives in Limerick. He has six collections of poetry to his credit, Gog and Magog (Salmon Publishing, Galway, 1987), The Poet and His Shadow (Dedalus Press, Dublin, 1990), Listening to Different Drummers (Ibid,1993), The Old Women of Magione (Ibid, 1997), Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (Ibid, 2001), and Life Monitor (Three Spires Press, Cork, 2009). He has won a number of awards for his work, including a Bursary in Literature from the Irish Arts Council (1983), the James Joyce Literary Millennium Prize (1989), and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry (2000). He is a member of Aosdána.